I opened up my computer this morning and after it was all done starting up, I realized that some program icons (on the desktop and the Program Files List) were replaced by the icon that looks like the DAT file icon. Some of the icons affected were MSN Messenger, All of the Microsoft Office Icons (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc), My Dell CD-burning software.
The weird thing was that when you click on the Icons, the programs run normally, so it seems that just the icons were affected. So I proceeded to try and manually change the icons for these programs back to their original.
But when I right-clicked on the application icon and chose "Change Icon", and error message popped up that said that a certain shell file in the System32 folder was missing.
Don't know what that really means, so any advice would be much appreciated,
Thanks in Advance